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San Mateo County, CA November 4, 2008 Election
Smart Voter Full Biography for Jerry Hill

Candidate for
Member of the State Assembly; District 19

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Jerry Hill Biography

As a San Mateo County Supervisor, Jerry Hill is a leader on the issues that matter to us most: health care, the local economy, the environment and transportation. Hill led the effort to expand health insurance coverage to every child in San Mateo County without raising taxes.

Hill has helped foster a healthy local business climate for major employers in the county from Genetech, to Electronic Arts to Oracle.

Jerry Hill has fought to preserve thousands of acres of parkland, open space and coastal areas in San Mateo County, while working at the state level on tough limits on air pollution and global warming emissions. That's why he is the only candidate to receive the endorsement of the Sierra Club and California League of Conservation Voters.

Hill has helped balance the San Mateo County budget each year during his ten years on the Board of Supervisors with a balanced approach of cuts, belt tightening and fee increases where appropriate. His efforts have left the County in a financially stable position with adequate reserves for unanticipated financial circumstances.

In addition to Hill's ten years on the County Board of Supervisors, he also served for seven years on the San Mateo City Council including one term as Mayor.

Jerry Hill and his wife Sky live in San Mateo. He has one grown daughter. He owns a small pool cleaning business and has a teaching credential.

Supervisor Hill currently represents the Board of Supervisors on the following Boards and Commissions:

Board Assignments:

Airport Community Roundtable - Alternate

Commission on Disabilities

Fish Network of the Central California Coastal Counties (FishNet 4C)

Library Joint Powers Board Authority

Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO)

San Mateo Medical Center Board of Directors

San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans) Board of Directors

Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF) Advisory Committee

Utility Sustainability Task Force

Vehicle Theft Task Force

Legislative Committees:

Blue Ribbon Task Force on Healthcare Coverage Expansion

Outcome-Based Management and Budget

Watershed Protection and Restoration Coordinating Committee



Expo Center/Fair Board

County Government Center Facilities

Green Building

Shared Vision 2010

Council of Cities Liaison


Historical Association

Diversity in Boards and Commissions

Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness

Regional & State Committees:

Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) - Alternate

Bay Area Air Quality Management District Board of Directors (BAAQMD)

Bay Area Regional Airport Planning Committee

Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) - Alternate

California Air Resources Board

California State Association of Counties

CalTrain Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board

Regional Agency Joint Policy Committee

San Mateo County Transit District Board of Directors

Transbay Terminal Joint Powers Authority


American Heart Association, Board of Directors

Burlingame Chamber of Commerce

College of San Mateo President's Council

Daly City/Colma Chamber of Commerce

Emergency Food and Shelter Program Local Board

Fatherhood Collaborative

Friends of the Early Learning Center, Board of Directors

Leadership, San Mateo County, Advisory Board

League of Women Voters

National Federation of Independent Business

Notre Dame de Namur University, School of Sciences, Advisory Board

Organization of Chinese Americans Advisory Board

Redwood City/San Mateo Chamber of Commerce

San Mateo Chamber of Commerce

San Mateo County Homeless Task Force

San Mateo Police Activities League, Board of Directors

San Mateo Rotary

Service League of San Mateo County Advisory Board

Society of American Magicians

Sons of the American Revolution

Sons of Italy

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